Luis de Pablo

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Luis de Pablo Costales
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Born (1930-01-28) January 28, 1930 (age 88)
Bilbao, Spain
OccupationComposer
AwardsPremio Nacional de Música

Luis de Pablo Costales (born 28 January 1930) is a Spanish composer belonging to the generation of Spanish composers named by Cristóbal Halffter as Generación del 51.

Life[edit]

Luis de Pablo Costales in Madrid

Luis de Pablo was born in Bilbao, his complete name is "Luis de Pablo Costales" but after losing his father in the Spanish Civil War, he went with his mother and siblings to live in Madrid from age six. Although he started to compose at the age of 12, his circumstances made it impossible to consider an artistic career, and so he studied law at the Universidad Complutense. For a short time after graduating in 1952, he was employed as legal advisor to Iberia Airlines, but soon resigned this post in order to pursue a career in music. Although he received composition lessons from Maurice Ohana and Max Deutsch, he was essentially an autodidact in composition. His participation at the Darmstadt courses in 1959 led to the performance of some of his works under Boulez and Maderna (Heine 2001).

He was awarded Spain's Premio Nacional de Música for composition in 1991.

In Spain, he founded several organizations: Nueva Música, Tiempo y Música, and Alea and organized several contemporary music concert series, for example, the Forum Musical and Bienal de Música Contemporánea de Madrid. He was particularly concerned with promoting understanding in Spain of the Second Viennese School, publishing translations of Stuckenschmidt’s biography of Arnold Schoenberg in 1961, and the writings of Anton Webern in 1963 (Heine 2001). He is much in demand as a teacher, both in Spain and internationally.

The world premiere of his opera La señorita Cristina (Miss Cristina), based on a novel by Mircea Eliade, with a stage design by José Hernández, took place in 2001 at Teatro Real (Royal Theatre) in Madrid (Salas 2001).

Selected works[edit]

Luis de Pablo Costales has more than 143 works among which are (Anon. 2017):
1953–1968

  • 1953 – Gárgolas
  • 1954 – Coral eucarístico
  • 1954 – Sinfonías
  • 1954–66 – Sinfonías
  • 1955 – Invenciones
  • 1956 – Concierto para clavicémbalo
  • 1956 – Misa Pax humilium,
  • 1956 – Elegía
  • 1956 – Tres Piezas para guitarra
  • 1956 – Comentarios a dos
  • 1957 – Móvil I
  • 1957 – Cinco Invenciones
  • 1958 – Sonata para piano
  • 1958 – Cuarteto nº 1
  • 1959 – Progressus
  • 1959–67 – Móvil II
  • 1960 – Radial
  • 1961 – Glosa
  • 1961–62 – Polar
  • 1961–62 – Libro para el pianista
  • 1962 – Condicionado
  • 1962 – Prosodia
  • 1962–63 – Tombeau
  • 1963 – Recíproco
  • 1963 – Cesuras
  • 1964 – Escena
  • 1964–65 – Módulos I
  • 1965 – Ein Wort
  • 1965 – Mitología I
  • 1965–67 – Módulos IV
  • 1965–66 – Iniciativas
  • 1966 – Módulos II
  • 1967 – Imaginario I
  • 1967 – Módulos III
  • 1967 – Imaginario II
  • 1967 – Módulos V
  • 1968 – Protocolo
  • 1968 – Paráfrasis
  • 1969 – Cuatro Invenciones
  • 1969 – Quasi une fantasia
  • 1969 – Por diversos motivos

Chamber music

  • Anatomías for viola solo, 2 clarinets, horn, trombone and harp (2005–2007)
  • Ex voto for violin and viola (1995)
  • Monólogo for viola solo (1990–1992)

Choral music

  • Yo Lo Vi for 12 voices (1970)
  • Passio

Orchestral music

  • Las Orillas (1990)

Operas

  • Kiu (1983) (Anon. n.d.)
  • El viajero indiscreto (1990)
  • La señorita Cristina (2000)

Film music

Discography[edit]

  • Libro de imágenes, Segunda Lectura, Metáforas. Stradivarius
  • Senderos del aire and works for flute. Col Legno
  • Dibujos, Fragments from Kiu, Chamber Concerto etc. ADDA
  • Tarde de Poetas. Harmonia Mundi
  • Piano Trio. Ermitage ERM 413
  • Visto de Cerca, para 3 músicos y cinta; Chaman, obra electronica. Hispavox LP (30) 130 202
  • Al Son que Tocan, Homenaje an Antonio Machado. RCA LP SRL2-2444

Writings[edit]

  • Aproximación a una estética de la música contemporánea, 1968
  • Lo que sabemos de música, 1968

References[edit]

  • Anon. 2017. "Luis de Pablo Costales (1930) Obras estrenadas desde 1985". [Spain]: Centro de Documentación de Música y Danza
  • Anon. n.d. "Luis de Pablo". Portal for the Promotion of Spanish Culture, Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. www.spainisculture.com. Accessed 1 March 2018.
  • Heine, Christiane. 2001. "Pablo (Costales), Luis de". The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, second edition, edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. London: Macmillan Publishers.
  • Salas, Roger. 2001. "Luis de Pablo define su cuarta ópera como una obra de grandes contrastes: 'La señorita Cristina', basada en una novela de Mircea Eliade, se estrena el sábado en el Real". El País (8 February; accessed 11 February 2018).ISSN 1134-6582

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